Tuesday, June 3, 2008

exhausted...but having fun!

Aaahhhh...vacation. Who knew that something supposed to be relaxing could so wear me out?? ;)

We flew in on May 20, had "girls night out" on May 22...and on May 23 I got sick. Everyone in my parents' house had some nasty bug, and I got it too. (I'm so thankful the Little Mister didn't get it!!) I know, I know. I just got over being sick! But that's life...my immune system and I just don't get along. *sigh*

We've been keeping busy, though, with trips to two different zoos, to visit grandparents and great-grandparents, shopping (oh, how I've missed American malls, and Target!), and walks to the library and my favorite ice cream shop.

I'm feeling much better now (barely even coughing, woo hoo!), although I'm tired out from all the driving and walking and visiting and shopping. There's more coming up, including the Little Mister's very first birthday party this Friday!! (Where, oh where, did the time go??!)

I leave you now with some pictures of my cute little bug. Because it's my blog, and I can. ;)

my brother and the Little Mister at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids

the Little Mister "helping out" on Risk night
(in case you're thinking "that's not a Risk board!"
...it's Lord of the Rings Risk)

looking at the fountain at the Detroit Zoo

riding in the wagon with his cousin
(she "took care of" the Little Mister...way cute!)

posing with the "kitty"


  1. Great pictures! That last one is particularly sweet.

  2. One! What a big boy! Hope he has a great party :)
    Glad you are feeling better and hope you stay well for the rest of your vacation!

  3. Yeah, because Risk isn't geeky enough -- they needed to make LOTR Risk? I shouldn't mock since I own the Star Wars Monopoly.

    I'm glad you are enjoying yourself! And the Little Mister is soooo cute -- he has the BEST smiles.

  4. alpha dogma: Yes. Very geeky. But I love it! :) (And I'm totally geeky about the whole thing when we play, just ask my friends. When I play an evil force I "capture" Legolas and surround him with a ring of orcs and trolls...but that's a whole other story, I suppose.)

  5. Those are some EXCELLENT photos, especially the one by the fountain!

    I don't think I could live without Target.

  6. Wow! He looks so big all of a sudden! What a little man! So cute!!!!

  7. Yikes! Feel better . . . and I agree - the last photo is my favorite.

  8. he's so excited about that sheep!

    and I remember playing that risk game. If I recall correctly we waited until after MQ went to bed so she wouldn't help! ;)

    and his teeth!

    look at his teeth!

  9. Glad you are feeling better!

  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better. It stinks to be sick when you are supposed to be enjoying yourself. I hope the rest of your trip goes great.

  11. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. I hope you're able to enjoy the rest of your visit.

  12. Glad to see the Little Mister! I've missed hearing from you.

    Feel better and give the Little Mister a HUGE early birthday hug from all of us.

  13. Those pictures are soooo cute!I love him checking out the fountains. And by the way, I'd circle Legolas any time:)

  14. Happy Happy Birthday to the Little Mister. So sorry you were sick but glad you are over it. I had the bug the week before Memorial Day and it knocked me on my you know what for a good week. I hope you continue to have a great time!

  15. He's such a cutie!
    LOTR Risk! GOod grief!